Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY:  Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)


Large scavenger. This guy is here to clean up a deceased marsh rabbit that one of the setters got hold of this morning. Sad day for me, but as a part of the circle of life I left it in the non-dog area so the vultures get to feed.  If only bunny had stuck to that area to begin with 😦

Diet: mainly carrion

Shown in Florida native plant: LONGLEAF PINE TREE (Pinus palustris) SNAG

Learn: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Turkey_Vulture/id

Learn to avoid conflict with vultures: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/wildlife_damage/content/printable_version/fs_vulture_damage_man.pdf




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